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Thursday April 17, 2014

Stronger earthquakes rattle Challis area
The swarm of earthquakes that started in mid-March centered on the Challis and Morgan creek areas northwest of town intensified this week, with the largest shaking buildings harder, knocking things off shelves, damaging at least one house and rattling people's nerves a bit more.A local geologist and seismologist have told The Challis Messenger ...

Challis runners competing in Boston Marathon
Two Challis residents and a third who grew up here are running the Boston Marathon next Monday, April 21, for the first time in their lives: Paul Lind and Brenda Dizes of Challis and Dacia Fernandez, who now lives in Boise.Neither Lind nor Dizes had second thoughts about running in the wake of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed ...

Bitton, Gadwa going for SREC Stanley seat
At the April 23 annual meeting, Salmon River Electric Cooperative members have a choice of two candidates in the Stanley district: incumbent Jeff Bitton, who is in his fourth term, and challenger Gary Gadwa. Pahsimeroi district incumbent Doug Parkinson is unopposed in his re-election bid.The annual meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the Challis High ...

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